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Libuše Márová


Libuše Márová graduated from the Academy of Musical Arts under professor Kočí, and improved her technique further under professors Vojtková and Štěpánová. She was a soloist of the National Theatre Opera 1966-2006. Here she created perhaps all the roles of her alto field in Czech and international operas from all stylistic periods which have been part of her dramatic art since her arrival. From 1969 to 1972 she appeared as a permanent guest in the Norwegian Opera in Oslo, in 1970-78 she appeared as a guest at the Comic Opera in Berlin and from 1975 she was invited to Amsterdam. She has also appeared as a guest in Budapest, Istanbul and Moscow. She has excelled in the roles of Carmen, Ulrika in the Masked Ball, Wagner’s Die Walküre, Mozart’s Cherubin and Dorabella, Fibich’s Isabella and Vlasta, Dvořák’s Kate etc. She is distinguished for her work not only domestically but also abroad. Her studio work is noteworthy (she has shared in a range of recordings of opera sets, and Panton has released her profile album), as well as her work with radio and television. In the National Theatre she was recently singing the role of the Old Woman in Jenufa, the Third harvester in Libuše, Annina in La Traviata, Giovanna and Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto, the Old Slovak Woman in Janáček’s Fate, Háta in The Bartered Bride and Swiss Grandmother in Glass’ The Death of Klinghoffer.